Get 124 Diwali Snacks in this collection – which includes Diwali Faral, Diwali savory snacks, Chaat snacks and Party snacks. This is a large collection of Diwali recipes and includes all type of recipes like starters, snacks or side dishes. I hope this Diwali snacks recipe collection is helpful and handy to you.
Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most popular Indian festival. At many places, there are special vacations in schools and colleges. So it is usually a good time to meet friends, go for picnics or small outings and overall celebrate Diwali with your family. It is also a good time to meet your old friends or just relax at your home and read a good book.
This year Diwali is on November 14, 2020. Wishing all my friends and readers of the blog, a Happy Diwali. I hope this Diwali brings prosperity, peace and wisdom in your life.
The most important thing is wisdom because how we deal with any situation depends upon our intelligence. So while we are praying prosperity, wealth or peace also ask for wisdom so that we can deal with life situations wisely.
What to make for Diwali?
If you have the above question, then look no further. I am here to help you with this super recipe compilation that will help you in deciding your Diwali snacks menu. Choose any recipe or dish that you like from this collection.
In this list of Diwali snacks, I have included snacks from all over India. So you will find Maharashtrian snacks, North Indian as well as South Indian snacks and some Bengali snacks.
India has a rich cuisine and each Indian state has their own favorite snack or sweet that is made during Diwali. I have listed below the recipes which I have shared on the blog.
This list comprises of both savory and sweet snacks. I have also added some cookie recipes in the list. You will also find some party snacks. Most of these recipes can be easily scaled.
If you love sweets, then this awesome collection of Diwali Sweets will also be super helpful.
Many of these dishes are vegetarian and some are vegan. You can easily make the vegetarian snacks by skipping ghee, butter or milk.
Use vegan butter or oil in place of ghee or butter. Replace milk with almond or cashew milk.
Maharashtrian Snacks or Diwali Faral
Below you will find the savory Diwali snacks also known as “faral”. Most of them are deep fried. For a healthier option you can bake or air-fry these snacks.
North Indian Snacks
Here you will find both savory and sweet snacks from the northern parts of India. In fact a few of these snacks are popular all over India.
South Indian Snacks
Listed below are Diwali snacks that is made in South India. Murukku and its many variations are made in South Indian homes. I have also included recipes of sweet appams in this section.
Who does not love Chaat? I know Diwali is a time to have plenty of sweets but it is also a time to have delicious chaat snacks.
Indian street food has an array of so many awesome chaat dishes and all of them are equally great.
I always make it a point to make a few chaat snacks during Diwali festival. Not only the family loves these but even our friends and guests enjoy them.
Diwali Party Snacks
Parties are often kept during Diwali. It could be a small get together or a family reunion. So when there is a party, there should be great food.
In this section, I have compiled party snacks and starters which can be made easily. You will find baked, steamed and fried snacks & appetizers in this list.
Tikka, Kabab & Cutlet
Hara bhara kebab recipe is a delicious variation of vegetarian kabab. it is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. So they are nutritious as well as delicious. Hara bhara kabab makes for a good Indian starter or snack. This green veg kabab can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them.
Fried & Steamed Snacks
Samosa & Kachori
Pakoda & Vada
Kulcha, Poori & Bhatura
Stay safe and have a great time. Wishing a Happy Diwali to all of you.
This post from the archives (Oct 2013) has been republished and updated on 28 October 2020.